6 best axes

Chop off, chop

Axes will always be popular. After all, do not use the same chainsaw, even in those cases when you need to get rid of a small tree or chop wood for a bath? Moreover, now for the most part these are not at all those odious monsters of the simplest design. In our ranking - only the best and most comfortable axes.

CategoryA placeNameRatingPrice
The best axes for chopping firewood1FISKARS 12250 X279.9 / 106 100
2MATRIX 218169.7 / 101 770
The best carpenter axes1FISKARS 121440 X109.9 / 103 210
2MATRIX 216499.8 / 10700
The best tourist ax1KRAFTOOL 20645-069.8 / 102 340
Best machete1TRUPER MACH-18 158939.6 / 10930

The best axes for chopping firewood

FISKARS 12250 X27
6 100
Do not be surprised at the high price of FISKARS 12250 X27. This is a very lightweight instrument, its weight is only 2600 grams (a handle made of polyamide composite is lighter than a kilogram). You can use such an ax even without gloves, there will be no callosity. The double-hardened carbon steel blade has a unique geometry. The slightly rounded shape allows the ax to dig into the wood and not get stuck in it. Chopping wood with such a tool is a pleasure.
Main advantages:
  • Minimum weight
  • Excellent handle
  • The presence of holes for hanging
  • Very durable blade
  • Reliable fixation of the blade on the ax handle
Minuses:
  • High price
9.9 / 10
Rating
MATRIX 21816
1 770
The MATRIX 21816 has a long grip that is typical for sticks. This allows for a decent swing, putting all his strength into it. In this model, the ax is made of rubberized fiberglass. It is securely fixed in the hands and absorbs vibrations when felling. The ax blade is made of tool steel grade 45. The cutting edge hardness is 48-50 HRc according to Rockwell. Thickening in the middle part of the cutting blade on both sides of it significantly facilitates the process of splitting wood. The tool weighs quite a bit - just a little over two kilograms.
Main advantages:
  • Comfortable grip
  • Minimum weight
  • Light wood chopping
  • Low price
Minuses:
  • The need for frequent regrinding
9.7 / 10
Rating

The best carpenter axes

FISKARS 121440 X10
3 210
It is very convenient to cut with such an ax: its blade is made of double-hardened steel with anti-friction coating and has a specific shape. Due to its small size and minimum mass, the ax is ideal for those who regularly travels to nature. With him it is not difficult to lay down small trees that interfere with a picnic. The handle of the ax is made of polyamide, it is convenient and reliable. The end of the handle is made in the form of a hook so that the tool does not slip out of the hand. On the connection of the ax with the ax, the manufacturer gives a guarantee of 10 years.
Main advantages:
  • The presence of holes for hanging
  • Minimum weight
  • Convenient and reliable handle
  • sharp blade
Minuses:
  • High price
9.9 / 10
Rating
MATRIX 21649
700
The MATRIX 21649 ax is equipped with a rubber fiberglass handle. This tool can work for many hours. The minimum size of an ax allows you to take it with you to nature or wield them in your garden plot. To the ax blade is attached almost tightly. The cutting surface itself MATRIX 21649 is made of steel grade 60G. For this the free forging method was used. In the budget price segment it is one of the best carpentry axes.
Main advantages:
  • The presence of holes for hanging
  • Low price
  • Convenient and reliable handle
  • Small dimensions and weight
Minuses:
  • There are more durable steel
9.8 / 10
Rating

The best tourist ax

KRAFTOOL 20645-06
2 340
The tourist ax should have a miniature size: no one wants to take a bulky tool with him on a hike. However, functionality is also important. Like the KRAFTOOL 20645-06. The length of this one-piece tool is 430 mm. Weight - 600 grams. Such an ax fits in a backpack and does not pull off shoulders. It has a reliable rubber-coated handle of a convenient form, allowing it to work with an ax in the most difficult conditions.
Main advantages:
  • Forged construction
  • Three-component handle
  • Good cover included
  • sharp blade
Minuses:
  • No lanyard attachment
9.8 / 10
Rating

Best machete

TRUPER MACH-18 15893
930
Machete is very convenient if you regularly go fishing - it’s the easiest way for them to chop large fish. TRUPER MACH-18 15893. This tool has a long blade that needs to be sharpened periodically. But even if you forgot to do it - the second, “toothy” side will come to the rescue. Machete combines the best side of an ax and a hacksaw. Only the dimensions of the tool are capable of confusing. A machete can be put in the trunk of a car, but you can’t take it with you on your own hike
Main advantages:
  • Low price
  • Not much weight
  • Steel blade and garden saw in one tool
Minuses:
  • Plastic handle
  • Large enough
9.6 / 10
Rating

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